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‘Nasty Forward Minxes’, Dealing with Failure and Lady Connie and the Suffragettes – Newnham’s WOW Festival Events

Former MP Patricia Hewitt, journalist Eleanor Mills, and Dame Carol Black will talk about their career lowlights and how they went on to achieve success as part of the Cambridge WOW Festival. The trio…

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Dr Sophia Connell in the gardens at Newnham

Philosopher commended for ‘exemplary’ teaching

Philosopher Dr Sophia Connell, Newnham Fellow, has been commended for her ‘exemplary and tremendous’ teaching. Dr Connell, pictured, has been named as one of the recipients of a Pilkington Teaching Prize in recognition of…

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Dr Emma Mawdsley in the gardens at Newnham

Newnham Fellow awarded prestigious teaching prize

A Newnham Fellow has been awarded a prize which recognises outstanding and pioneering teaching. Dr Emma Mawdsley, Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Geography, is set to receive a Pilkington Teaching Prize…

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Dr Helen Firth in the gardens at Newnham

Newnham Fellow delivers inaugural Lady Estelle Wolfson lecture

The Royal College of Physicians’ first lecture in Translational Medicine was delivered by Newnham Fellow, Dr Helen Firth, last night. Dr Firth was chosen by an RCP panel to give the inaugural Lady Estelle…

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Professor Dame Carol Black

Dame Carol Black talks about work, love and Newnham on Desert Island Discs

Newnham’s Principal featured on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday. Dame Carol Black is also a special adviser to the Department of Health and Public Health England. She is also Chair of the…

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Dr Catherine Seville

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Catherine Seville

Dr Catherine Seville MA, BMus, LLM, PhD Fellow and Director of Studies, Reader in Law 1963-2016 It is with great sadness I announce that Dr Catherine Seville died suddenly at home. Catherine was an…

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Artist Sinta Tantra in the corridor at Newnham

Art project inspired by history of Newnham unveiled

An art project inspired by the history of Newnham College has been unveiled. Award-winning artist Sinta Tantra was commissioned by the women’s college to create an installation stretching the length of the historic red…

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A stunning view of Yates Thompson

Google Street View captures 360-degree footage of Newnham

Google Street View came to the University of Cambridge last summer to record footage of Newnham’s spectacular library, stunning gardens and Clough Hall, our impressive formal dining hall. The behind-the-scenes shots provide 360-degree views…

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Death of Professor Beglan Birand Togrol, Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow Professor Beglan Birand Togrol, pictured, passed away on 19 January 2016 in Istanbul after a heart ailment. She was born on March 1st 1927 in Istanbul and earned bachelor degrees in English…

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Watercolour image of proposed plan

Planning application submitted to seek permission to replace ‘outdated’ student accommodation

Newnham College has submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council to seek permission to replace ‘outdated’ student accommodation with new student facilities. The College has requested approval to demolish Strachey, an existing outdated…

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